See New TB Image Gallery


You are here: Iris Wiki>TbKthruO Web>TallBearded>TbMeteor (11 Oct 2023, Harloiris)Edit Attach

■(TB) 'Meteor'

1973, Keppel

'Meteor' (Keith Keppel, R. 1972). Seedling# 67-4A. TB, 35" (89 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards clear lemon yellow (M&P 10-K-3); falls yellow with strong Indian purple (47-J-2) wash, becoming greenish tan (13-L-6) at edge; white spray pattern around bright orange-yellow beard. 'Ballyhoo' X 'Radiant Apogee'. Keppel 1973. Honorable Mention 1974.

Other references: AIS Bulletin #216, January 1975, page 25.

See below:
Meteor12BHI.jpgMeteor Keppel 1973.JPG


From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing METEOR (Keppel). M. 35". Ballyhoo X Radiant Apogee. A bright flash of color, with stiffly upright and touching standards of clear bright lemon yellow. The slightly flared falls are washed strong Indian purple, edges blended chamois and quince over lemon yellow. A starburst spray of white surrounds the bright orange-yellow beard. Not as wide as its sib, but equally ruffled. Leathery substance. Three branches plus terminal, eight to ten buds. $20.00. Keith Keppel.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

Please do not enter images that are not your own without owners' permission, this is against Wiki policy

"Although the Encyclopedia is free to all, it is supported by Emembership in AIS, If you would like to help sustain this reference, for $15 you can become an Emember, click here."

Interested in Tall Bearded Iris? Please visit the: Tall Bearded Iris Society website.

To Report errors do not use comment box but contact the Iris Encyclopedia Photo Manager or Iris Encyclopedia Manager Comment box is reserved for added information about the topic.

Your Observations Are Valued. Please make note of bud count, branching, purple based foliage and bloom time, etc. Because these are affected by climate, note date, year and geographic location and write these and other comments in the comment box below.


-- RolandDejoux - 2009-12-31
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Meteor12BHI.jpgjpg Meteor12BHI.jpg manage 56 K 25 Apr 2012 - 15:19 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Meteor_Keppel_1973.JPGJPG Meteor_Keppel_1973.JPG manage 69 K 31 Dec 2009 - 17:37 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
Topic revision: r13 - 11 Oct 2023, Harloiris
This site is powered by FoswikiCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding Iris Wiki? Send feedback